This week, Dave is joined by Dave Gonzales from Latino Review to discuss whether there’s anything redeemable about Wrath of the Titans. Later, Adam joins in to discuss the pleasures of Goon.

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Music, release dates, expanded roles, clips and interviews. It’s all in this edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump read about:

  • Pitbull, not Will Smith, will be doing the theme song to Men in Black III. A nation weeps.
  • Liam Hemsworth talks about how his expanded role in The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, didn’t change this performance plus Expendables 2.
  • A new clip has been released from Wrath of the Titans featuring Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes.
  • Kermit the Frog and Walter discuss Jason Segel‘s departure from The Muppets 2.
  • Warner Bros. gives official Summer 2013 release dates to The Hangover Part III and 300: Battle of Artemisia.

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After the generally unsatisfying Clash of the Titans, the only satisfying thing the sequel, Wrath of the Titans, seems likely to bring to the table is a big collection of creatures. Things being what they are, they’ll all be CG, but there’s still a chance for the film’s squad of designers to play with the well-established inhabitants of Greek mythology.

The last trailer for Wrath showcased many of those creatures, some immediately recognizable, and others less so. Now we’ve got a featurette that goes into a bit of detail on the particulars of the Chimera, that monster made of many animals that is one of the more extreme examples of a creature designed as a portent of doom, as detailed in classical works such as Homer’s Iliad and Ovid’s Metamorphoses.

Wrath of the Titans probably shouldn’t even be mentioned on the same page as works attributed to Homer and Ovid, but what the hell. Hit the jump to see how Jonathan Liebesman‘s myth-inspired adventure treats the Chimera. Read More »

I’ll say this for Jonathan Liebesman‘s Clash of the Titans sequel Wrath of the Titans: the movie really doesn’t look to skimp on the creatures and mythical monsters. Not only that, but it gives the returning Sam Worthington a haircut that is really worthy of the legacy of Harry Hamlin’s style from the 1981 Clash of the Titans. (Not sure that’s a good thing, actually.)

Anyway, the sequel has Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes reprising their roles as Zeus and Hades, and adds Toby Kebbell and Rosamund Pike, both of whom get a couple good shots in this new trailer. But most of what this new look affers is monsters, monsters, monsters. Which is a big part of what we really need from a movie like this, after all. Check it out below. Read More »

‘Wrath of the Titans’ Theatrical Trailer

Does Warner Bros. not care if anyone watches the trailer for Wrath of the Titans? Less than an hour after the trailer debut for The Dark Knight Rises — the most anticipated trailer release in many months — and at the same time as Fox’s first look at Prometheus, the studio has also dropped the first footage of the sequel to Clash of the Titans.

Wrath of the Titans looks like it has gone all-out to include as much stuff as possible, but that may just be how the trailer is cut. Check it out below. Read More »

2011 was the biggest year ever for sequels, with a record-breaking 27 scheduled to hit theaters. And while it’s too early to say exactly how many we can expect in 2012 and beyond, judging by posts like this one it seems safe to say that the trend won’t be dying down anytime soon. After the jump:

  • Entertainment Weekly unveils the first look at Sam Worthington in Wrath of the Titans
  • Sony registers domain names for the as-yet-unannounced Insidious 2
  • Steven Spielberg’s longtime producer Kathleen Kennedy says Jurassic Park 4 is still looking for “a great script”
  • Kennedy also says the sequel to The Adventures of Tintin could hit as early as Christmas 2014
  • Bradley Cooper reveals that The Hangover Part III could start shooting in L.A. in September

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Screenwriters Hired For Third ‘Clash of the Titans’

Warner Bros. is hedging its bets with the Clash of the Titans series. The first film — well, the first film in this current incarnation of the series — was directed by Louis Leterrier and earned nearly half a billion dollars worldwide despite becoming a poster child for terrible post-converted 3D. That was enough to put another movie into production right quick.

The sequel, Wrath of the Titans, is directed by Jonathan Liebesman, and written by Dan Mazeau, David Leslie Johnson, and Steven Knight with story credit given to Greg Berlanti. Warners must be happy with how that sequel, now in post-production, is shaping up, because Mazeau and Johnson have been hired to write a provisional Clash of the Titans 3. Read More »

New Images: ‘Clash of the Titans 2′

The sequel to last year’s Clash of the Titans began shooting over a month ago, and the first handful images from the film’s set in Tenerife have just been released. (The film is rumored to be called Wrath of the Titans, but as that title has not yet been confirmed, I’ll stick with calling it Clash of the Titans 2 for now.) The sequel features several members of the Clash of the Titans cast, including Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Danny Huston and Ralph Fiennes, as well as a handful of new stars. Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: LA) replaces Louis Leterrier as director. Check out the photos after the jump.

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